Leader’s Edge: Jon Tester: A “Non” in a Chamber of Partisans

Jon Tester was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2006 in a wave election. A Democrat, he ousted a three-term incumbent and brought a pragmatic approach to legislating that he developed in the Montana state Senate. His efforts in his first term to buck Washington partisanship and work with members of both parties earned him the reputation as a sensible moderate and responsible legislator. He was reelected in 2012.